“Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” —Mark 11:24
Sooner or later, tragedy will strike the life of every human being. The phone will ring, or there will come a knock at the front door, and in a moment, the calm, peaceful life we have will become a raging storm. We will then face a crisis only the miracle power of God will see us through.
David knew the miracle power of God, Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies. —Psalm 103:2-4
In the beginning, God separated day from night, flung the glittering stars into space, and set the sun ablaze. He formed the earth and all that was in it, and then He breathed into a handful of dirt and made a living soul. Those were miracles.
Not until Abraham was one hundred and Sarah was ninety did God miraculously bless them with a son. For Moses, God performed miracles as He led the children of Israel out of bondage from Egypt. For Joshua, He held the sun. For Daniel, He muzzled the mouths of the lions. For the three Hebrew children, He walked in the fiery furnace. Those were miracles.
For us, He sent a Redeemer, His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, born of a virgin. That was a miracle.
Jesus had a ministry of miracles: turning the water into wine, healing the sick and afflicted, feeding the five thousand, and raising the dead. Those were wondrous miracles. But the most important miracle of all was when He died to pay our sin debt, was buried, and on the third day rose from the dead. That was a glorious, victorious miracle. Because of that miracle, our sins are forgiven and forgotten.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us (v. 12).
We do not have to understand miracles to experience one. Man has a twofold nature – physical and spiritual. If we are willing to experience only what our mind can understand, we will never experience a miracle. The God of the natural is the God of the supernatural. The God who enforces the law of gravity enforces the law of miracles. Nothing is impossible with God.
Jesus said, “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24). He also said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14). When you need a miracle in your life, remember that miracles happen when you obey the Word.